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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Big Ben more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the progress of works being carried out on Elizabeth Tower, including Big Ben; and when he expects those works to be completed. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne remove filter
star this property uin HL12425 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Elizabeth Tower refurbishment project, with a budget of £61 million jointly funded by the two Houses, is intended to conserve and prevent further deterioration of the Elizabeth Tower, including the Great Clock; ensure its fire safety compliance; improve the health and safety of the Elizabeth Tower for Members, staff and the public; improve the security and the efficiency of emergency evacuations; and improve the efficiency of the tours in the Elizabeth Tower. No works are required to be undertaken on the Great Bell (“Big Ben”) itself. The project is due for completion in 2021.</p><p><br>Work on the project is progressing well. For instance, all elements of the Great Clock, and all cast iron roof components, have been removed from the Tower for conservation work and glazing, gilding and paint stripping work are continuing. Work on restoring the original colour scheme for the clock dials is well advanced. Arrangements have been made to ensure the Great Bell is sounded to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, and to ring in the New Year on New Year’s Eve. <br> <br>The Finance Committee receives regular updates on the progress of the project.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T13:17:32.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T13:17:32.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1054378
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Paintings more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker when the restoration works on the two large Maclise paintings in the Royal Gallery will be completed. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne remove filter
star this property uin HL13426 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. The conservation of the wall paintings ‘Trafalgar’ and ‘Waterloo’ will be completed this year. Phase 3 of the programme is currently underway (4-22 Feb inclusive), and subject to permissions, Phase 4 (final phase) will be booked for October 2019 and will complete the conservation treatment. Discussions are ongoing regarding possible future work on adjustments to the lighting of the wall paintings to further improve their presentation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T16:51:45.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:51:45.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1059235
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
unstar this property hansard heading House of Lords: Disability more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he is satisfied that the present arrangements in the Chamber and Committee Rooms meet the needs of those with hearing or visual impairments. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne remove filter
star this property uin HL13620 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The House of Lords provides support for Members, staff and visitors to Parliament affected by hearing loss through the use of audio loop and infrared systems that help to amplify sound for hearing aid users. Loop systems are installed in the Chamber and all Committee rooms, with infrared systems additionally available within Committee rooms 1 to 4, 2A, 3A and the Moses Room. Handheld radio transmitters are also available to hearing-aid users when in the Chamber, to reduce interference from electrical equipment and improve the quality of sound provided by the audio loop.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently exploring options to provide an audio description service for Chamber and Committee proceedings. This will provide blind and partially sighted members, committee witnesses and members of the public with a voiced description of which member or witness is currently speaking, transmitted directly via an audio service. A feasibility study was commissioned in January 2019 and will report back later this year.</p><p> </p><p>Further microphones are due to be added to the Chamber this year, which will improve the quality of service provided to hearing aid users. A greater number of microphones situated closer to the people speaking minimises background noise and gives a cleaner sound on the audio which is sent directly to hearing aids via the loop system. The large number of microphones used in Committee meetings, whether automated or operated by an engineer, help to keep the sound clear and maximise the quality of sound experienced by hearing aid users.</p><p> </p><p>For those with hearing impairments which do not require the use of a hearing aid, overall audibility in Committee Rooms 2A, 3A and 4A is generally good. In Committee rooms 1 to 4, however, factors such as high ceilings and furniture arrangements mean that the current acoustic set-up is sub-optimal. A facilities upgrade is currently being trialled in House of Commons Committee Room 6 and, subject to approval, House of Lords Committee rooms will also benefit from these improvements in due course. There are also plans to replace the speakers embedded in the benches within the Chamber next year, which should deliver improvements to general levels of audibility.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The business of the House is of course dependent upon Members, staff and visitors such as committee witnesses being able to hear and be heard, although the capacity to deliver improvements can sometimes be limited by the nature of operations in a building with heritage restrictions. Equality Impact Assessments will be carried out as part of the Restoration and Renewal process, during which extensive works are likely to offer the potential for further improvements to facilities. In the interim, the Director of Facilities would be happy to speak to any member with specific suggestions for improvement.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:21:43.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:21:43.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1017074
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Aviation: Military Bases more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their General Aviation Strategy, published in March 2015, what steps they have taken to achieve general aviation use of military airfields; and whether they consider their commitments to general aviation in this regard to have been met. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne remove filter
star this property uin HL11919 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The commitments set out in the 2015 General Aviation Strategy have been met. Ministry of Defence policy remains to encourage General Aviation to have access to military airfields wherever possible. In addition, the RAF Flying Clubs Association provide General Aviation training and scholarships for RAF personnel at fourteen flying clubs based on RAF Stations.</p><p>In the Strategy we undertook to update the guidance and increase publicity around General Aviation access to military airfields. Consequently, the RAF website has been updated and now contains consistency of published contact details and Defence Aerodrome Manuals for each Station.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T16:11:30.867Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:11:30.867Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1038926
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Minesweepers more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many River-class minesweepers, if any, remain in service with the Royal Navy or the Royal Naval Reserve. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne remove filter
star this property uin HL12763 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
star this property answer text <p>No River Class Minesweepers remain in service with the Royal Navy (RN) or the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR).</p><p>Twelve River Class Minesweepers were built in the 1980s. Eleven were assigned to the RNR units around the UK, and a twelfth ship was operated by the RN's Fishery Protection Squadron. All 12 ships were decommissioned and sold during the 1990s.</p><p>Today, the RN operates a fleet of 13 Mine Counter Measure Vessels (six Hunt Class and seven Sandown Class).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-01-23T16:07:43.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T16:07:43.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1813
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1083432
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Type 31 Frigates more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the role of the new Type 31e frigates to be supplied to the Royal Navy. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne remove filter
star this property uin HL14315 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the reply given by my right hon. Friend, the Minister of State for the Armed Forces (Mark Lancaster), in the House of Commons on 4 March 2019 to the hon. Member for Portsmouth South, (Stephen Morgan) in response to Question number 226207.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T15:42:22.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T15:42:22.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name Hansard Extract 4 March 2019, UIN 226207.docx more like this
star this property title Type 31 Frigates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1141571
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Warships: Decommissioning more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many de-commissioned (1) destroyers, and (2) frigates, remain in the ownership of the Ministry of Defence; and how many of those, if any, could be returned to service. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne remove filter
star this property uin HL17439 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence owns no decommissioned destroyers or frigates; therefore, none are available to be returned to service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:10:49.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:10:49.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1145249
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading HMS Bristol more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 2 August (HL17439), who now owns HMS Bristol. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne remove filter
star this property uin HL17776 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>HMS BRISTOL left active service in 1991 but remains a commissioned ship in the Royal Navy. She currently provides an alongside training and accommodation facility at the shore training establishment HMS EXCELLENT. Having been converted to provide this facility, she could not be returned to active service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:25:55.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:25:55.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1145250
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Warships: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) destroyers, and (2) frigates, are presently on order for the Royal Navy. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne remove filter
star this property uin HL17777 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>There are currently six Type 45 Destroyers and 13 Type 23 Frigates in service with the Royal Navy.</p><p>There are no destroyers on order. Three Type 26 Frigates are currently on order. We plan to award a contract for five Type 31 Frigates by the end of 2019, and a contract for the second batch of five Type 26 Frigates in the early 2020s.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17778 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:34:34.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:34:34.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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1813
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1145251
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Warships more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) destroyers, and (2) frigates, are presently in service with the Royal Navy. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne remove filter
star this property uin HL17778 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>There are currently six Type 45 Destroyers and 13 Type 23 Frigates in service with the Royal Navy.</p><p>There are no destroyers on order. Three Type 26 Frigates are currently on order. We plan to award a contract for five Type 31 Frigates by the end of 2019, and a contract for the second batch of five Type 26 Frigates in the early 2020s.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17777 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:34:34.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:34:34.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this